San Miguel halts TNT; Bulls score

MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer made Talk ‘N Text choke on too much meat Wednesday night, taking control early in the match and then weathering a late run by the Tropang Texters for a 100-90 victory in the KFC-PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The Beermen made two big offensive plays off huge stops on the other end to win their second straight match after starting out 0-2 while handing the Texters and coach Chot Reyes—who referred to this match as the “meat” of his team’s coming schedule, their first loss in four outings.

San Miguel forced an air ball from Yancy de Ocampo and got a twinner from Arwind Santos in the ensuing play for a 93-85 cushion, after the Texters had whittled a 25-point spread to just six. Ahead by seven in the final minute, the Beermen forced another miss and then drew a huge triple from Mick Pennisi to peg the final count.

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